Incas Trail Tour Itinerary:
05:00 – 16:00: Cusco – Km 82 – Wayllabamba
This adventure starts at 5:00 AM (it is recommended to have breakfast at the hotel before pick-up). A Guru Explorers guide passes by your accommodation to start the transfer to the Sacred Valley, exactly at Km 82 in Piscacucho, where the walk begins.
After two hours of travel, you will arrive at the Patallacta complex, whose terraces are erected on an ascending slope, where you will see impressive landscapes and the Wakaywillque or Snowy Mountain “La Verónica” (5900 masl / 19,356 ft).
Our journey continues to Tarachayoq, to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Guru Explorer’s Chef.
After a well deserved rest, you advance in a short section to the community of Wayllabamba, where the scene of the first camp is set, allowing a good rest and delicious dinner.
6:00 – 17:00 : Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu
This day requires more physical effort. After having breakfast very early, an abrupt ascent begins, through a path surrounded by a Queñua or Polylepis forest, until arriving to rest at the highest point of the Inca Trail, the Abra Warmiwañusca or Mujer Muerta (4,224 masl / 13,860 ft ) whose area seems to surround you with a majestic landscape of deep valleys and mountains.
We begin the descent, passing to the lunch point and continuing to Pacaymayo, the second camp that allows, in addition to a comforting rest, the incomparable contact with nature.
06:00 – 16:00 : Pacaymayu – Winaywayna
This day you wake up in the middle of the beauty of the Inca Trail. After breakfast, start the ascent to Runkurakay, a building of small stones and without a roof considered an astrological site and a kind of checkpoint for messengers on the way to Machu Picchu.
Continue the journey between a cloud forest and the views of the mountain ranges, to the largest archaeological site of the Inca Trail, Sayacmarca, known as Town in a Steep Place.
Then you discover the beautiful architecture of the City Above the Clouds or Phuyupatamarca, to finally arrive at the iconic archaeological complex Inca Wiñay Wayna or Siempre Joven (2650 m / 8,694 ft), architectural beauty that covers the side of a mountain respecting the natural form. Here corresponds a well-deserved rest that prepares us for the final day.
04:00 – 20:00 : Winaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
This is the last day of hiking, breakfast is served before sunrise, to reach the Intipunku or Puerta del Sol (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) enjoying a spectacular view of Machu Picchu.
The spectacle of the sun marks the new walk to the Wonder of Machu Picchu, where you make the journey to the most important places of the Citadel, including the main temples, stairways, squares, roads, among other amazing spaces of this architectural complex, such as the Intiwatana.
After the guided tour, you have free time to explore this extraordinary World Heritage Site on your own. Our guide will give references for lunch and the reunion to return to Cusco, arriving around 20:00 at the hotel.
This trip is unique in the world. The architecture, landscape, fauna and flora, culture and the magical essence of the Inca Trail only need your emotions and that you awaken that adventurous spirit to create a story that will mark your life forever!